Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Cottage for renovation . . .



. . . complete with cats (but you'll have to double click on the photo!) We passed this on our way home today - it's between Hay-on-Wye and the T-junction to Hereford and Leominster. You can't see the bulge of the brick bits inbetween the half-timbering - all sorts of crazy angles!

I "think" someone may still be living in the bottom room on the right hand side because of the cats still in residence! Blimey - this is SO tumbledown . . . I wouldn't sleep there on a windy night!

10 comments:

Goosey said...

What a lovely old house, in it's time it must have been beautiful. It would be fun to look it up on ancestry and see who lived there in the past.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Even in her tumbled down state you still gotta love her.
There is Romance and whimsy in these old tumble downs I think.
But gee when you click on the photo She is sure in need of a Fix -me - up!

MrsL said...

That's a lovely looking house if you can see past "what needs doing", it looks a "good" house. Great photos.

MrsL

xx

Greentwinsmummy said...

Holy moly thats a dooer upper!!! I would LOVE to see the surveyors face......
I cant see a cat..where am I looking lol!
GTM x x x

Arlene Grimm said...

That would be a big project Jennie!!

Nan said...

Such a sad house. I hate to think of such a beautiful place falling apart like this one.

GeraniumCat said...

I knew a house that looked very like this one, that had two people living in it. There doesn't seem to be a straight line anywhere!

Bovey Belle said...

It has such character - even done up it would still have that character as it is SO old and not built according to any set of plans (and probably without any footings too!) That top window in the "right wing" probably went nearly all the way across once, until they blocked it up and put a beam from top to bottom! Then under the other roof window on the left - what was going on under that? The little bow window (with the vague outlines of cats in!) was obviously added much later. Fascinating and could be wonderful again. Bet they daren't slam any doors in this place!

Mam said...

It really is a beautiful old place. Character, indeed. I can see all the bulges and bends. It seems a wonder it's standing. And if someone actually lives there -- well, that's pretty scary.

Dreaming Stone said...

Aaah, I used to pass this lovely old house often and am glad to see it is still standing, I remember seeing the cats - guess they must like the sunny windowsill.